Held, Esther L. (nee Lindwedel), Asleep in Jesus Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Elmer H. Held, Sr.; dear mother of  Marlene (Leroy) Schmidt, Elmer, Jr. (Eileen) Held, Dale (Joan) Held,  Darryl (Helen) Held and Paula (John) Miller; dear grandmother of Barry (Dawn) Schmidt, Nancy (David) White, Eric (Lori), Amy and Aaron (Tracey) Held, Rachel (David) Frank, Tom (Denise) Wolf and Brittany Held; dear great-grandmother of 14; dear daughter of the late Henry and Emma Lindwedel (nee Christ); dear sister of Calvin (Percy), Bill (Pat), Hank (Esther) and the late Harold (Verna) Lindwedel and Gladys (Lloyd) Becker; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.

Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255  Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, October 12, 4-8 p.m., then to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Otto) Saturday, October 13 for visitation at 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Interment St. Paul’s Lutheran  Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Paul’s  Lutheran Church or St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund appreciated.